NYR, BTW, do not feel as though the door has closed yet on Artemi Panarin. So there’s that. Which is why this is the “speculation” thread. 🤑
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2019
The rumor is that Panarin is going to pull a Kevin Durant and sign with the Islanders, which is just oh so freaking super. But McKenzie is noting that while this is pure speculation, the Rangers might still be in the running.
I can’t imagine someone choosing to play hockey at the Barclay’s voluntarily, and that’s not even a slight against the Islanders. Even their fans hate that building. But what do I know?"McKenzie: Rangers don't feel they are out on Artemi Panarin yet",